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Libyan rivals agree in France to cease-fire, elections

Elaine Ganley and Nadine Achoui-Lesage, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:52pm

Two rival Libyan leaders committed themselves on Tuesday to a cease-fire, working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and finding a roadmap to secure lawless Libya against terrorism and trafficking of all kinds, according to a document released by the French presidency.

Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:54pm

Charlie Gard's parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye.

Swiss police say the suspect in the chainsaw attack that wounded five people has been arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:51pm

Swiss police say the suspect in the chainsaw attack that wounded five people has been arrested.

US ambassador reports progress on new North Korea sanctions

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:41pm

The United States and China are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday.

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:36pm

A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation.

Wind-driven fires hopscotch through south of France, Corsica

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

Hundreds of firefighters in the Riviera region of southern France and on the island of Corsica battled wind-whipped blazes Tuesday that have left first responders injured.

The Latest: France's Macron hails 'courage' of Libyan rivals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

The Latest on Libya's two main political rivals in talks at a meeting outside Paris (all times local):

5-story building collapses in India, killing at least 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

A five-story building came crashing down Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring 12 others, police said. Another dozen people were feared trapped under the rubble.

EU- turkey talks fail to ease friction over detentions

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:32am

High-level talks that European Union officials had with Turkey's foreign minister Tuesday did not appear to ease tensions between the 28-nation bloc and Ankara over a wave of detentions of human rights defenders, journalists and others.

The Latest: Hearing on Charlie Gard case to resume Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:14am

The Latest on the court hearing on critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

Kurdish official says US role essential in post-IS Syria

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:11am

The Kurdish-led effort to secure Raqqa once it is liberated from the Islamic State group will require long-term U.S. political and financial support for the battered city's governance and reconstruction, a senior Syrian Kurdish official said Tuesday.

Islamic extremists kill 5 in Burkina Faso's north

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:11am

Burkina Faso's government says suspected jihadis have killed at least five people in three different villages in the country's volatile north.

Police injured as knife-wielding man arrested in Spain

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:41am

A man was arrested after he held a large knife against his abdomen and shouted "Allahu Akbar" — "God is Great" in Arabic — at a busy Spanish frontier with Morocco, authorities in the Spanish enclave of Melilla said Tuesday.

Spanish rescue group says it has found 167 migrants alive and 13 dead in a rubber boat in the Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:36am

Spanish rescue group says it has found 167 migrants alive and 13 dead in a rubber boat in the Mediterranean.

The Latest: Austria: Deeper EU-Turkey ties are up to Ankara

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:11am

The Latest on talks between Turkish and European Union officials in Brussels Tuesday (all times local):

Polish president signs 1 of 3 contested laws on judiciary

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:21am

The office of Poland's president said Tuesday that he has signed into law one of three contested bills that critics say limit the independence of the judiciary.

Thai ex-prime minister vows to fight negligence charge

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:11am

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose bank accounts were frozen this week, says she will fight to prove her innocence as a trial that could put her in prison for 10 years enters its final stages.

EU enlargement commissioner voices "very strong concern" about detentions of journalists, academics, lawyers in Turkey.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:08am

EU enlargement commissioner voices "very strong concern" about detentions of journalists, academics, lawyers in Turkey.

Albania's premier urges Serbia to recognize breakaway Kosovo

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:02am

Albania's prime minister is urging Serbia to recognize Kosovo as a separate country, saying the acknowledgement would help stabilize the Balkan region.